This illustration is the Lunar Module (LM) configuration. The LM was a two part spacecraft. Its lower or descent stage had the landing gear, engines, and fuel needed for the landing. When the LM blasted off the Moon, the descent stage served as the launching pad for its companion ascent stage, which was also home for the two astronauts on the surface of the Moon. The LM was full of gear with which to communicate, navigate, and rendezvous. It also had its own propulsion system, and an engine to lift it off the Moon and send it on a course toward the orbiting Command Module.
Mediatype imageCreator NASA/Marshall Space Flight CenterDate 1/1/1967Year 1967Insightuid nasaNAS~9~9~58049~161893Source http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=1170Rights Public DomainWhat MoonIdentifier MSFC-0101207Addeddate 2009-11-19 01:25:58Publicdate 2009-11-19 01:27:08